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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DELIVERY

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PRE-DELIVERY INFORMATION

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Hotspring has prepared its own Pre Delivery Guides to help their Customer’s Delivery to go as hassle-free as possible and may include information I have not included in any of my posts.

ELECTRICAL INFORMATION​

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Be sure you check with your city or town for the most up-to-date information before attempting to do your own electric installation.

Caution be sure that you have the correct Make, Model, and Model Year when referencing information on this page. The information on this page may be dated. Manufacturers do change wiring on their products as features change.

Click here for the 2014 hot tub electric code.

Electrician I Recommend

Dwight Knox at D & D Electric. Office 585-624-3868. Cell 585-729-0684. I have referred Dwight for over 15 years and his company wired my personal hot tub at home.

Upstate New York Websites (permit information)

WIRING INSTRUCTIONS

Click on the Name Below for your Series of Hot Tub

HOT TUBS WITH THE FRESHWATER SALT SYSTEM

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Freshwater Salt Water Care

Startup And Refilling

Hotspring Startup Video

Step one, be sure you have a fresh salt cartridge inserted into its compartment.

Before turning on the power, you want to fill your hot tub by removing the filter from the standpipe and removing the cap. Put your hose down inside the standpipe. Note only one filter standpipe will be hollow if you have multiple filters. If you do get an airlock you can watch the video on my post. I Just Got my Hot Tub, and I have Problems

Anytime chemicals are added, run your jets for ten minutes with the cover open. Chemicals are best added in or near the filter compartment when the water is 65 degrees or more.

Add the Salt for your size spa per the manual

Check water balance with test strips to ensure your Ph and Alkalinity are in the proper range and adjust accordingly.

Establish a chlorine residual of 5 ppm with granular chlorine and maintain it for 24 hours.

If your water hardness is above 75ppm use the vanishing act calcium bag per instructions on the box. Your goal is 50ppm.

Set the output level from the control panel for your size spa Per Hotsprings Freshwater Manuel. See the Freshwater startup guide.

Weekly Maintenance

Use a Spa Oxidizing Shock Once or Twice a week (to eliminate soaps/oils) depending on your usage. Soaps and oils will cause cloudy and foamy water.

I recommend and use it myself. Natural Chemistry’s Spa Perfect is a more effective alternative to the oxidizing shock.

A Stain & Scale Product is recommended to prevent calcium build-up especially if your water is high in minerals.

Check your Alkalinity, pH & Chlorine using test your strips. You want to be in the ‘Ideal’ range, adjust accordingly.

Monthly Maintenance

Hose off your filters from top to bottom once a month (more often depending on usage)

If you have a Vinyl type cover. Use a Spa Cover vinyl cleaner and protector on the spa cover. Fabric Covers do not require any maintenance.

Check your Spa with the Salt test strip, be sure your spa breaks down enough salt.

Check salt system operation using the topside control panel

Every Four Months

Thoroughly clean the filters using a Filter Cleaner per directions on the bottle

Yearly Maintenance

Use Natural Chemistry’s Spa Purge, following the directions on the Use Natural Chemistry’s Spa Purge or similar product. Follow the directions on the bottle.

Drain and refill the spa.

Freshwater Salt Startup Video

HOT TUBS WITH THE FROG @EASE SYSTEM

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Frog @Ease Water Guide

Startup And Refilling

Before turning on the power, you want to fill your hot tub by removing the filter from the standpipe and removing the cap. Put your hose down inside the standpipe. Note only one filter standpipe will be hollow if you have multiple filters. If you do get an airlock you can watch the video on my post. I Just Got my Hot Tub, and I have Problems

Anytime chemicals are added, run your jets for ten minutes with the cover open. Chemicals are best added in or near the filter compartment and when the water is 65 degrees or more.

Once the tub is powered on check your water balance with test strips to make sure your pH (7.2-7.8), Alkalinity (80-120), and water hardness (150-250) are in the proper range and adjust accordingly. Using granular chlorine establish a level of 3-5 ppm to purify the water before using the @ease system. Note any regular test strip can read pH, alkalinity, hardness, and chlorine. Only the Frog @ease test strip can read the @ease chlorine.

After your Alkalinity, pH, and water hardness are balanced and you have established a chlorine level. After 12 hours or if your chlorine level has below 3ppm you can then add the Frog Jump Start. Insert the Mineral & Chlorine Packs into the holder located in your spa. Be sure to set dials on packs according to the manufacturer’s recommendations in the frog @ease Manual.

Weekly

Use Frog maintain or any standard Spa Oxidizing Shock Once or Twice a week (to eliminate soaps/oils) depending on your usage. Soaps and oils will cause cloudy and foamy water.

I recommend and use it myself. Natural Chemistry’s Spa Perfect is a more effective alternative to the oxidizing shock.

A Stain & Scale Product is recommended to prevent calcium build-up especially if your water is high in minerals.

Check your Alkalinity, pH & Chlorine using test your @ease strips. If you want to be in the ‘Ideal’ range, adjust accordingly. Remember the Frog @ease is a low chlorine system and only needs to be between .5-1.0 on the chlorine scale using the @ease test strip.

Monthly

Hose off your filters from top to bottom once a month (more often depending on usage)

If you have a Vinyl type cover. Use a Spa Cover vinyl cleaner and protector on the spa cover. Fabric Covers do not require any maintenance.

Change Frog @ease Chlorine Pack

Add Jump Frog Start

Every Four Months

Drain and refill your hot tub using the above startup directions

Replace Spa Frog Mineral Cartridge

Thoroughly clean filters using a Filter Cleaner per directions on the bottle.

Yearly

Use Natural Chemistry’s Spa Purge or similar products. Follow the directions on the bottle.

Drain and refill the spa.

HOT TUBS THAT ARE CHLORINE-ONLY

Chlorine Only System

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Startup And Refilling

Fill your Be turn on the power and fill your hot tub through the filter compartment to prevent an airlock. Remove the standpipe cap the filter sits on and put the hose down inside of it. Note only one filter standpipe will be hollow if you have multiple filters. If you do get an airlock you can watch the video on my post. I Just Got my Hot Tub, and I have Problems

Anytime chemicals are added, run your jets for ten minutes with the cover open. Chemicals are best added in or near the filter compartment and when the water is 65 degrees or more.

Check water balance with test strips to make sure your Ph (7.2-7.8) and Alkalinity (80-120) are in the proper range and adjust accordingly.

Insert a Frog Mineral Stick into Filter Compartment. Any brand of Mineral Stick will also work.

Add One Tablespoon of Granular Spa Chlorine for Small tub’s, Two for larger Tubs.

When all of the levels on your test strip are in range you are ready for a Soak.

After Each Use

Add one teaspoon of Granular Spa Chlorine per person after each use.

If the spa has not been used for more than 5 days add one tablespoon of chlorine.

Weekly

Use a Spa Oxidizing Shock Once or Twice a week (to eliminate soaps/oils) depending on your usage. Soaps and oils will cause cloudy and foamy water.

I recommend and use it myself. Natural Chemistry’s Spa Perfect is a more effective alternative to the oxidizing shock.

A Stain & Scale Product is recommended to prevent calcium build-up especially if your water is high in minerals.

Check your Alkalinity, pH & Chlorine using test your strips. If you want to be in the ‘Ideal’ range, adjust accordingly.

Monthly

Hose off your filters from top to bottom once a month (more often depending on usage)

If you have a Vinyl type cover. Use a Spa Cover vinyl cleaner and protector on the spa cover. Fabric Covers do not require any maintenance.

Every Four Months

Drain and refill your hot tub using the above startup directions

Replace Spa Frog Mineral Cartridge

Thoroughly clean filters using a Filter Cleaner per directions on the bottle

Yearly

Use Natural Chemistry’s Spa Purge or similar products. Follow the directions on the bottle.

Drain and refill the spa.

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